Medical Alley Association is excited to recognize MAA Board Member Jodi Hubler, who has been appointed to the new Launch Minnesota Advisory Board. Hubler joined the MAA Board of Directors in 2018 and is the Managing Director of Lemhi Ventures.
“Congratulations to Jodi Hubler on being selected for this unique opportunity,” said Shaye Mandle, President & CEO of Medical Alley Association, “Jodi is a respected leader in the Medical Alley community, and the entire startup ecosystem in Minnesota will benefit from her expertise and energy.”
A new DEED program that was championed by MAA in the 2019 legislative session, Launch Minnesota is designed to work with Minnesota’s entrepreneurs to help foster an innovative ecosystem that draws international attention.
“Launch Minnesota is a great first step from the Walz Administration to provide support to the startup community throughout all of Minnesota, including underserved and Greater Minnesota communities.” Said Mandle. “Medical Alley looks forward to working with Commissioner Grove and the team at Launch Minnesota to continue fostering an environment that furthers Minnesota’s leadership position as the global epicenter of health innovation and care.” Mandle said.
Joining Hubler on the Launch Minnesota board are representatives from several Medical Alley Association members, including: Adam Choe, managing director, gener8tor; Xavier Frigola, director of entrepreneurship, RADI; Rick Huebsch, executive director of technology commercialization, University of Minnesota; Aneela Idnani, cofounder and marketing/design lead, HabitAware; and Lisa Lavin, founder and CEO, ōmcare.
With the creation of public-private partnerships like Launch Minnesota and increased investment in the health technology industry, Minnesota will continue to see growth in startups, digital health and M&A activity, while answers to healthcare’s most challenging problems will continue to be answered in Medical Alley.